Written on a Body by Severo Sarduy

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Essays by the author of Cobra and Maitreya exploring literature, painting, simulation in animals and humans as well as the ideas of Barthes, Derrida, and Kristeva. "An important document in the history of Latin American literary criticism."--Alfred MacAdam, Review

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SEVERO SARDUY (1937-1993) was a Cuban poet, author, playwright, and literary critic, considered one of the best prose artists of the twentieth century. In 1972, he was awarded the Medici Prize for his novel Cobra. He pursued a variety of interests: in addition to publishing six highly acclaimed novels, he published several volumes of poetry, essays, and plays. He also painted, hosted a radio program, and, as editor at Editions du Seuil, introduced contemporary Latin American fiction to European readers. He was a leading intellectual in the Cuban Revolution. MARK FRIED is the translator of Eduardo Galeano's Mirrors: Stories of Almost Everyone, Voices of Time: A Life in Stories, Soccer in Sun and Shadow, We Say No: Chronicles 1963-1991, and Walking Words; and Emilia Ferreiro's Past and Present of the Verb to Read and to Write: Essays on Literacy.
Published December 1, 1989 by Sites/Lumen Books. 131 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Sarduy urges that literary criticism ``return to the original meaning of the word text--textile, tissue--considering everything written and everything yet to be written as a single, unique, simultaneous text in which the discourse we initiate at birth is inserted''--a focus that permits him to di...

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